Sign up for new summer term of adult education courses

13 March 2017

Residents are being invited to sign up to learn something new this summer with our adult community education service.


Bookings can be made from Monday 20 March 2017 for hundreds of daytime and evening courses and activities on offer this year providing opportunities for people to study for new qualifications or explore new hobbies and interests.

The summer term starts on Monday 24 April 2017.

Sign up for an adult education course.

Our Deputy Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, said:

"This summer we have an excellent choice of courses on offer for people to learn something new, brush up on their skills or discover a new hobby.

"We also have a number of courses on offer for people who want to improve their job prospects and there are lots of free courses too."

Subjects include arts and crafts, cookery, upholstery, computing, health and wellbeing, literacy and numeracy, languages and IT, childcare, personal development and opportunities for families to learn together.

There are also free courses to help people get back into work such as English and maths tuition, CV writing, job applications and interview skills, advice on starting your own business and a range of traineeships and apprenticeships to help get young people on a career path.

Students can gain professional qualifications in practical skills like plumbing and our Eco Centre at Middleton by Wirksworth offers a growing range of courses to inspire greener living.

Gift vouchers are available in denominations of £5, £10, £20 and £50 which can be put towards the cost of courses.